Thursday, July 19, 2007

From Little Girl to M3

Yesterday I found out that I have passed my Step 1 exam! This means that I get to stay in my clinical rotations. Step1 is the national exam that covers everything from the first two years of medical school. I am super excited. When I was studying for this exam during the month of May, I had a craving for a meal that I rarely eat anymore but had a lot when I was little. I have no clue where my mom got this recipe or where the name comes from, but this is a kid-friendly recipe. Maybe the studying made me want familiar food from when I was "safe" with Mama and Daddy. Anyway, here is the recipe for... Tater Tuna Pie
1 cup flour
1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter/margarine
3-4 Tablespoons water
1 can french fried onions (or less)
Filling:
3/4 cup potato flakes
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons pimento (I've NEVER had it with this in it!)
1 can tuna (I use water packed)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I use 98% fat free)
1 egg Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine first four ingredients and blend until crumbly. Add water and stir with a fork until dough is moist enough to hold together and press into a pie plate. Sprinkle some of the onions on crust. Stir together filling ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup cheese. Put filling in crust. Bake 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese and onions over pie. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving. We always have this with broccoli.

17 comments:

Crystal said...

Congrats! (Long time reader, first time poster) I took Step 1 in May and am now on my medicine rotation--so much cooler than the first two years!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Yay for you Claire. Well done and congrats!

Alisha said...

Congratulations, Claire! You should be proud of yourself!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Congratulations Claire! How wonderful, I'm so glad all of your hard work and studying is paying off. Hope you get some rest though, while you're on all of your rotations :)

That tuna pie looks pretty good, looks like total comfort food to me!

Have a great day!!!

gail@more than a song said...

Wow, congratulations Claire! Great job on all your work.
Your recipe sounds like comfort food to me too and perfect for when you were studying. I used to make a tuna casserole that I felt like that about but the kids don't really like it anymore.

Erika said...

Congratulations Claire!!! I hope you get a few moments to treat yourself to a celebration!

Your Tater Tuna pie looks like a great comfort dish. I'm going to be bookmarking this one for comfort food season!

Annie said...

Congrats indeed. All your hard word paid off!

The pie looks very comforting, I'll keep it in my files for the times when I need a "little comfort". Thanks!!

Claire said...

Crystal - SO glad you commented! You are right, this year is tons better. Are you enjoying medicine? I'm on surgery right now and it's not as bad as I thought though I still don't want to do it!

RDM - Thanks!

Alisha - I'm pretty excited and relieved and thankful to God for getting me through it.

Stacy - Thanks! It's not so bad, I just don't get to do much else. Definitely comfort food.

Gail - thanks! I don't eat this much anymore but when you get something stuck in your head you just have to make it!

Erika - Thanks! I hope the blur in the pictures wasn't too distracting. Needless to say, when I took the pictures, I wasn't striving for clarity THERE!

Annie - Thanks! Keep it ready to pull out when needed!

Kate said...

Congrats! That's a really big step!

Once in a hyooooge while I have to have tater tots, just plain with a little salt. Funny thing is, I never ate them as a kid, but sometimes now....oooh just gotta have 'em!

Peabody said...

Congrats to you Claire! Well done. You still amaze me that you find time to do all you do and still get a blog up.

Anna said...

Congratulations Claire!

moro said...

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Kristen said...

Claire -
Congratulations. This is amazing news! You have every right to be proud of yourself. You are headed in all the right directions!

Claire said...

Kate - Thanks! Tater tots...do you know we never had that tater tot casserole I've heard about. I did like them in the cafeteria thought...that crispy outside was always good.

Peabody - Thanks! Obviously, I don't have as much time as before, but I still enjoy doing the blog. I try to at least get my ARF post in each week.

Anna - Thanks! I have one of your recipes coming up soon!

Abby said...

I'm going to have to try this one on the husband. He's leery about fish, but he might eat it...

Cate said...

Congrats on passing the exam!

Claire said...

Abby - Oh, I wish he liked fish! That's one of my favorites!

Cate - Thanks! Super excited.